Health Archive
16 November 2014, 09:02 AM ET
In children, energy drinks can cause serious side effects, such as seizures and cardiovascular problems.
15 November 2014, 09:32 AM ET
A strange green mixture of kale and apples actually rid your body of toxins? Here is a look at the truth about juice cleanses.
14 November 2014, 06:20 PM ET
These gifts can help the people in your life meet their fitness goals and live with a healthier lifestyle.
14 November 2014, 04:05 PM ET
It's reported that 1 in 5 students take the drug Modafinil in hopes of boosting their academic performance, but this so-called "smart drug" may actually impair their ability to answer questions quickly and correctly, a new study finds.
14 November 2014, 03:36 PM ET
The details of exactly what happened in Dallas when three people there were infected with Ebola are revealed in a new report.
14 November 2014, 06:51 AM ET
Despite the rhetoric that often follows school shootings, mental illness is only one reason why young people arm themselves with guns. New research finds a complex array of risk factors.
13 November 2014, 10:56 PM ET
Most bug bites and stings are usually just uncomfortable. However, some people are allergic to the venom of certain insects or spiders and can have severe, even life-threatening reactions.
13 November 2014, 05:26 PM ET
A sudden peak in visits to Wikipedia pages about a disease could be a sign of an approaching outbreak, a new study shows.
13 November 2014, 03:52 PM ET
A new diet tracker uses a camera and jawbone motion sensor to record how much people are eating.
13 November 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Nearly a million Americans visit the doctor each year for eye infections, which are often related to wearing contact lenses, according to a new report.
13 November 2014, 01:00 PM ET
No new cases of polio caused by the wild poliovirus type 3 has been reported since two years ago, according to a new report.
13 November 2014, 12:18 PM ET
Stretching increases flexibility not by stretching out the muscle tissue, but by retraining the nervous system, experts say.
12 November 2014, 05:19 PM ET
Taking vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements may not reduce the risk of developing memory and thinking problems in older people, a new study finds.
12 November 2014, 05:13 PM ET
It may be possible to identify which Army soldiers are at high risk for suicide following a psychiatric hospitalization by using a new mathematical model, a new study suggests.
12 November 2014, 04:02 PM ET
The Go is a new fitness tracker from watchmaker Soleus that tracks daily steps, calories burned, distanced traveled, workouts and sleep.
12 November 2014, 02:05 PM ET
In the hopes of uncovering the genetic basis for extremely long life spans, scientists have sequenced the genomes of 17 of the world's oldest living people.
12 November 2014, 01:40 PM ET
Many of the drugs that treat mental health problems are discovered by serendipity, and because new drugs are scarce, researchers may need to look more closely at the possible psychiatric effects of existing prescription and illegal drugs.
11 November 2014, 03:32 PM ET
A woman in the Netherlands contracted an unusual bacterial infection that may have come from one of her pet cats, according to a new report of her case.
11 November 2014, 02:21 PM ET
A new germ-zapping robot could help stop the spread of deadly viruses, like Ebola, in hospitals and other health care facilities in the United States.
11 November 2014, 12:53 PM ET
A new study has found potential early markers for hemorrhagic fever diseases similar to Ebola, suggesting it may be possible to screen for these diseases much earlier.
11 November 2014, 10:23 AM ET
New York doctor Craig Spencer, who was infected with Ebola while treating patients in Guinea, is now declared free of the virus and is leaving the Bellevue Hospital Center today
11 November 2014, 09:54 AM ET
Landon Jones is a 12-year-old boy with a very unusual condition: He never gets hungry or thirsty.
11 November 2014, 09:00 AM ET
Writing letters backward and in reverse order, sometimes called mirror writing, may be a sign of a deteriorating brain, but in one woman's case, researchers found that the unusual condition was actually caused by anxiety.
11 November 2014, 01:45 AM ET
To fight Ebola fear, the mind must receive messages it trusts.
10 November 2014, 05:47 PM ET
The New York City doctor Craig Spencer, who was the first and so far the only Ebola patient in the city, will be released from Bellevue Hospital Center on Tuesday morning.
10 November 2014, 03:30 PM ET
People's risk of developing heart disease depends on their biology, such as their age and gender, but it also varies based on their place of resident. Here's how states fare when it comes to heart disease risk.
10 November 2014, 02:58 PM ET
Thousands of young U.S. children have ingested laundry detergent pods in recent years, leading researchers to call for safer packing of the colorful capsules, according to a new study.
10 November 2014, 02:57 PM ET
A statin drug which is taken by millions of Americans to lower their cholesterol level may also reverse certain types of learning deficits, according to a new study in mice.
10 November 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Baby birth weight charts in Canada may not accurately classify babies born to immigrant women, particularly those from South Asia and East Asia.
07 November 2014, 02:05 PM ET
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ordered $2.7 million in personal protective equipment for health care workers to wear while treating Ebola patients, the agency said today.
07 November 2014, 12:00 AM ET
The "pollen vortex" that was predicted to happen in 2014 didn't occur, research suggests.
07 November 2014, 12:00 AM ET
Instead of the heart, try pumping the aorta.